Title:  2nd Cook - Shaw Centre

Requisition #:  348501

Ottawa, ON, CA, K1N 9J2

Career Area:  Hourly & Seasonal

Job Description

To promote a true culinary Canadian experience in Ottawa at the Shaw Centre, awarded #1 best convention centre globally in 2020. Every memorable dining experience at Aramark begins behind the scenes with our Culinary team’s commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. Your passion for food preparation with fresh ingredients from Canadian local sourcing as a 2nd cook Pastry will inspire your team to create truly spectacular fare.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversees and support Prep Cooks in synchronizing Pasty food preparation tasks
  • Acts as a Senior to the Prep Cooks and ensure day to day production, responds to their questions
  • Trains Prep Cooks on all aspects of the role, helping to enhance their cooking skills
  • Reads and follows recipes – demonstrates proficiency in pastry tasks/food items
  • Ensures there is sufficiently prepared Pastry food quantities for the banquets to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible
  • Participate to Pastry menu elaboration
  • Prepares and plates final Pastry food products ensuring an attractive presentation is achieved
  • Ensures all Pastry food orders are completed in an efficient manner
  • Maintains a strong working knowledge of culinary trends and use them where appropriate
  • Ensures proper handling of all food products and equipment is maintained, to ensure food safety and kitchen standards are adhered to at all times
  • Ensures cleanliness and high sanitation standards are maintained at all times
  • Organizes and maintains stock rooms and walk-in refrigerators
  • At the end of the shift return all food items to designated storage areas - cover and date all perishable items
  • Understands and ensures HACCP guidelines are strictly followed.
  • Works with minimal supervision.
  • Able to complete complex tasks and may provide back up to the 1st Cook Pasty.
  • Ensures recipes are followed to ensure quality standards are met.


  • Pastry Diploma or degree from an approved culinary training institution
  • Interprovincial Red Seal or working toward written Red Seal.
  • Working knowledge of Cook, Chill Retherm cooking process
  • Ability to work with chocolate and sugar
  • Food Handlers Certification
  • Completed clean criminal background check before first day of employment
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable



About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.